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WHAT IS THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL?

A youth-led group of high school students in the Yakima Valley, creating a positive impact through philanthropy and leadership. The program includes monthly meetings to strengthen nonprofit, leadership, and equity awareness. With the guidance of YVCF staff and community members, the YLC will make grant funding recommendations to local nonprofits of a total of $50K in 2021.

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YLC MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: 

  • Develop leadership and communication skills.

  • Meet other young leaders from the Valley.

  • Provide a unique perspective and discuss issues facing the community.

  • Increase awareness of local community programs and nonprofits.

  • Volunteer and earn community service hours.

  • Receive a small stipend for participating.

 

HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN JYLC?

Complete and submit the online application found HERE that includes three short essay questions by December 11th, 2020.  The program is available to Yakima Valley high school students.

Responses to each question should be no longer than 250 words but a minimum of 100 words. Essay questions include:

  • Why would you like to serve on the Youth Leadership Council?
  • Describe something you appreciate about your community and something you would like to change about it.
  • What are a couple of things you are most proud of? Why?

The selected students will be notified by December 21st, 2020. 

MEETING SCHEDULE & DETAILS:

Afterschool zoom meetings on Mondays from January – July. There will be three meetings a month. Two are required meetings and one optional short check-in meeting in between. The meeting schedule dates and times are subject to change depending on circumstances and student needs. 

January:

Monday, January 11th – Required

Monday, Jan 18th – Optional (Check-in)

Monday, Jan 25th – Required

February:

Monday, Feb 8th – Required

Monday, Feb 15th – Optional (Check-in)

Monday, Feb 22nd – Required

March:

Monday, March 8th – Required

Monday, March 15th – Optional (Check-in)

Monday, March 22nd – Required

April:

Monday, April 12th – Required

Monday, April 19th – Optional (Check-in)

Monday, April 26th – Required

May:

Monday, May 10th – Required

Monday, 17th – Optional (Check-in)

Monday 24th – Required

June:

Monday, June 7th – Required

Monday, June 14th – Optional

Monday, June 21st - Required

July:

If needed.

Meeting Times:

Required meetings will be two hours long, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Optional check-in meetings are an hour-long from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Meeting times are subject to change depending on circumstances and student needs.

Meeting Location:

Meetings will be over zoom until further notice.

“I learned a lot through this program and think this is going to help me the rest of my life. It was a great experience and I enjoyed the program so much” - 2019 YLC Member

An Inspiring Spirit of Giving:

Helen Jewett was a tremendous local philanthropist who supported many organizations across the Yakima Valley. Helen passed away at the age of 94 in 2008; her will included the distribution of $14 million to local nonprofits. Helen wanted to empower youth voice in the Valley to be philanthropist, and a gift from her estate established the Youth Leadership Council. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact:
Luis Gomez
Program Officer, Community Engagement & Youth Leadership
luisg@yakimavalleycf.org
Office: (509) 457-7616
Cell: (509) 952-4945

 

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